Aussie fills CEO role

by Adam Smith16 Mar 2015
Aussie Home Loans has announced the appointment of a new CEO from within the company's ranks.

The franchise brokerage has elevated James Symond to the role of chief executive officer, effective immediately. Symond, previously the company's executive director, has been a member of the brokerage's executive team since 1997.

"James’ leadership has been instrumental in driving growth of our sales channels to 170 retail stores, with 1,250 brokers lodging more than $2 billion in residential home loans each month," executive chairman John Symond said. "James has been with Aussie from the start 23 year ago. His dedication and passion for the business and our people has continued to drive our growth and success. It was clear after a rigorous international search and comparing a number of external candidates, James was the candidate with the best industry knowledge, track record and passion to be Aussie’s CEO."

The company also created a new chief operating officer position, to be filled by Quentin Boyers, currently Commonwealth Bank's executive general manager for direct channels.

"Quentin’s experience will strengthen our business at a time where we are experiencing unprecedented growth. We now have a sophisticated network of stores and brokers across Australia and I intend to grow this footprint further, while generating a greater share of the home loan market for the Aussie brand of home loans," James Symond said.



  • by Roderick 16/03/2015 1:33:58 PM

    Good move for Aussie and the industry however I always thought he ran the place anyway..

  • by Coast Broker 16/03/2015 3:25:16 PM

    Agree I thought James ran the place anyway. Notice how Senior CBA Management are moving into a more active role within Aussie.

  • by Mark 16/03/2015 6:02:28 PM

    Smart move Aussie John.